France’s second-largest airport platform has taken a broad swathe of actions to improve health protection in its terminals and terminal operations, in a drive to achieve its top priority of protecting the safety of its passengers and personnel. A unique UV Light Robot that emits ultraviolet light to eliminate viruses in suspension in the air or on surfaces is at the heart of its plan.
Nice Côte d’Azur airport, which has guaranteed an uninterrupted public service since 16 March and continues to strive to offer the best quality of service, in particular in terms of health protection, is making active preparations for the gradual resumption of air traffic. All the measures and tools deployed in the airport’s infrastructures follow the recommendations of the various health authorities (the French Council for Public Health and Ministry of Health) and form part of the work under way with the industry organisations (ACI Europe, the UAF union of French airports).
“In our worldwide analysis of the available options, our top priority has been to identify the best practices in order to offer the healthiest possible conditions to our passengers, our employees and everyone who works in our infrastructures”, states Dominique Thillaud, Chairman of the Board of Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur.
Which is why the Group is deploying an automatic robot that emits virucidal UV light. After successful tests in the airport on 28 April and 7 May, the robot will be used to administer a shock treatment that destroys almost 100% of the bacteria and viruses present in the air or on the treated surfaces. The use of the robot is a prerequisite for the reopening of the terminal and it will optimize the beneficial effects of the usual and necessary cleaning and disinfection operations.